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Giant Jesus statue hit by lightning

Published June 15th, 2010 by Bobby Henderson

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Ohio’s giant Touchdown Jesus statue was hit by lightning and burned to the ground last night.

A six-story-tall statue of Jesus Christ with his arms raised along a highway was struck by lightning in a thunderstorm Monday night and burned to the ground, police said.

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The sculpture, 62 feet tall and 40 feet wide at the base, showed Jesus from the torso up and was nicknamed Touchdown Jesus because of the way his arms were raised, as though reaching out to catch a football. It was made of plastic foam and fiberglass over a steel frame, which is all that remained early Tuesday.

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Here it is, burning:

 

Google tells me that many Jesus statues have been struck down by lightning.  As far as I know there have been no FSM statues destroyed.